about Virgil's source for his moccasin/Apache info, and when, if you know, he went on the record with it and to whom?
Virgil left Tombstone in March of 1882, Ringo's suicide was three months later in June of that year, so not only was Virgil not in the neighborhood at the time of Ringo's death--similar to Wyatt and Doc who were in Colorado--he was all of 500 miles away in California. The point being that whoever or whatever his source or sources, it would appear that his info likely was gathered second or third or fourth hand, unless, of course, he was making it up wholecloth for reasons unknown.
In my opinion, Virgil's "contribution" here to the Ringo death scenario, even if made in good faith, is just one more example that serves to unnecessarily muddy the waters, not unlike the speculation about O'Rourke or the alleged confession of Leslie, and, needless to say, Wyatt Earp's own late-in-life claim.
I do hope that you succeed in tracking down the article you refer to. Inquiring minds.
The story about Mary Ringo was, in my feeble memory, something from Gilchriese who claimed Wyatt said that to Flood and Flood told him. Flood is disastrously vague and confusing. I've been trying to... more
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Bob No worries. None of it explains why a suicide would be falsified. Ringo was not wanted for any crime although seems acknowledged to be a rustler. Are you thinking that some of the big ranch... more